Pubdate: Fri, 27 Jan 2017
Source: Victoria News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2017 Black Press
Author: Pamela Roth


Victoria police descended upon a downtown pot shop Wednesday morning,
conducting a search warrant connected to the discovery of 30 pounds of
marijuana on a commercial flight earlier this month.

Officers arrived at the Remedy Medicinals Dispensary on Fisgard Street
early in the morning and took three people into custody, but they were
later released.

Few details have been released as the investigation continues, but
police noted Health Canada has not licensed the storefront for sales.
The department also said the raid does not change its approach to the
nearly 40 marijuana store fronts now operating in the city.

Acting chief Del Manak recently told the Victoria News the department
assesses marijuana dispensaries on a regular basis, and they will
become a priority when officers receive information that organized
crime is involved, if they're dealing to youth or if it's flaunted
that clients don't need to have a medical need in order to purchase
the drug.

Last week, West Shore RCMP shut down Landford's first dispensary, The
Green Tree Medical, one day after it opened.

On Jan. 10, Victoria police seized 30 pounds of marijuana on a Helijet
flight and took one person into custody, charging them with possession
for the purpose of trafficking.
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